The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Kinesiology have seen many successes during this school year. We are excited to share these with you!
Dr. Brad Behnke: received the College of Human Ecology Faculty Research Excellence Award. This award recognizes superior accomplishment in research, scholarly and creative activities, and discovery; elected to University Faculty Senate; along with David Poole were awarded an NIH R15 award of $455,012 for their research “Novel strategies to prevent respiratory muscle vascular dysfunction with mechanical ventilation”.
Dr. Gina Besenyi: co-investigator on an $224,000 NIH (STTR) grant that is titled “Advancing public park information and technology resources to diverse audiences for healthy communities”; USRG Award $2460 Physical Activity to reduce cardio metabolic risk in adults with serious mental illness: A health services approach; elected as Chair for Parks and Recreation section at the national level of the Active Living Research Executive Program Committee
Dr. Katie Heinrich: appointed as a Research Mentor for the American Academy of Health Behavior’s Professional Development Research Scholars program.
Dr. Daniel Hirai: Post-doctoral fellow, hired at Purdue University Department of Kinesiology as an Assistant Professor.
Dr. Emily Mailey: promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure
Dr. Tim Musch: Environmental and Exercise Physiology Honor Award from the American Physiologic Society. This is one of the highest awards from EEP and is a reflection of his stature in the field and his contributions to the EEP section; elected to the American Physiological Society (APS) national council for a 3 year term
Mary Oborny: Office Administrator/Accountant, elected to University Support Staff Senate
Dr. Rob Pettay: received the highest rating for his presentation in Advising and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy at the Kansas Academic Advising Network (KAAN) in Wichita.
Dr. David Poole named University Distinguished Professor, a lifetime title that is the highest honor the university bestows on its faculty members; Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship from the Environmental and Exercise Physiology section of the American Physiological Society; elected Exercise Councilor for the American Physiological Society Environmental and Exercise Section (EEP).
Savannah Ardery: Undergraduate student, $1000 OURCI Research Award
Dryden Baumfaulk: Masters student, awarded $1200 from Johnson Cancer Research Center for summer research; Department Outstanding Masters Student Award
Alec Butenas: Undergraduate student, $1000 OURCI Research Award
Jacob Caldwell: Doctoral student, Department Outstanding Research Award, College of Human Ecology; $1000 College of Human Ecology Research Award; Department Outstanding Doctoral Student Award, American Kinesiology Association Doctoral Scholar
Jesse Craig: Doctoral student, College of Human Ecology Outstanding Graduate Student
Lucas Dudgeon: Masters student, awarded $750 Masters Thesis Research Award, College of Human Ecology
Rebecca Gasper: Masters student, Department Outstanding Engagement Award, College of Human Ecology
Katelyn Gilmore: Masters student, Department Outstanding Masters Student Award
Emi Hayashi: Undergraduate student, $1000 OURCI Research Award
Brittany Hollerbach: Doctoral student, Department Outstanding Leadership Award, College of Human Ecology
Karly Kriss: Undergraduate student, $1000 OURCI Research Award
Brady Kurtz: Undergraduate student, $5000 Mindlin Foundation Undergraduate Research Award; $1000 OURCI Research Award
Shaelyn Martin: Undergraduate student; Big 12 Women’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Chris Omni: Masters student, $1000 Masters Thesis Research Award, College of Human Ecology
Hunter Post: Masters student, won first place in the K-State Graduate Research, Arts and Discovery Forum.
Melitza Ramirez: Undergraduate student, $765 Undergraduate Research Award, College of Human Ecology
Korynne Rollins: Masters student, American Kinesiology Association Masters Scholar.
Kelli Stallbaumer: Undergraduate student, American Kinesiology Association Undergraduate Scholar
Jesse Stein: Doctoral student, Department Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Human Ecology; Department Outstanding GTA Award
Daniel Winslow: Undergraduate student, $1000 OURCI Research Award